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Need Info on Curbs vs. No curbs

Repo Man

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Need Info on Curb vs No Curb

There is great debate in my community about the benefits of curbs vs having no pavement edge. Some people understand that curbs improve stormwater drainage and extend the life of a roadway, but others just don't seem to get it.

I am looking for any supporting evidence, studies, fatcs that I can assemble to demonstrate the benefit of curb and gutter

Thanks
 

Jeff

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Every engineering textbook I've ever had talked about the benefits of curbing.

With no gutter and curb the road will erode away. Roadside swales suck, they filter out trash by leaving it along side the road. At least with pipe it gets trapped and cleaned out periodically by the municipality. The pipes under private driveways for roadside swales are a maintenance issue....etc etc.

Just find yourself an engineering book and you'll be golden.
 
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